Through Vegetal Being: Two Philosophical Perspectives

2016.11.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Luce Irigaray and Michael Marder, Through Vegetal Being: Two Philosophical Perspectives, Columbia University Press, 2016, 251pp.,
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2016.11.03 : View this Review Online | View Recent NDPR Reviews Luce Irigaray and Michael Marder, Through Vegetal Being: Two Philosophical Perspectives, Columbia University Press, 2016, 251pp., $28.00 (pbk), ISBN 9780231173872. Reviewed by Elaine P. Miller, Miami University In Nostalgia, her recent book about the relationship between longing for and feeling at home, Barbara Cassin argues for a new way of thinking about rootedness, envisioning a world free from belonging in the sense of nationality or the privileging of the mother tongue. This joint project by Luce Irigaray and Michael Marder, provides one way of thinking about this possibility. The book could be described as a nostalgic undertaking, one which conceives of nature, and in particular vegetal being, as a home, a realm prior to culture, language, and social relations, to which we can retreat or appeal in response to inauthentic forms of being-in-the-world. Marder burst onto the broader philosophical scene in. . .

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